Review: All’s Well by Mona Awad [ARC]

Disclaimer: I received an eARC copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I love magical realism and this novel is full of it! From the mention of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, this novel had me intrigued!

I read this as part of the Gothtober Readathon for the disability rep.

Rep: chronic pain

My Review: Strange and Open-Ended

The Pros: What Worked For Me

  • From the beginning, I could connect with Miranda’s character. Even though I do not suffer from chronic pain, the author describes it so vividly that I could understand and empathize with Miranda.
  • The elements of magical realism in this story are weird – in the best way possible! I was creeped out yet intrigued by it all!
  • The story has this tension to it that keeps the readers on edge, all the way until the end.
  • The references to Shakespeare were a fun nod, and the intelligence that the author shows in connecting Miranda’s story to the play was amazing!

The Cons: What I Didn’t Like

  • I didn’t like the confusing ending; there was no closure and the events were jumbled and jarring.

All in all, this is such a unique story, with great magical realism! I was completely caught up in it and had a great time reading it so I’m giving this novel 4/5 stars.

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